My husband, 2 friends and I went to Cuba Nov. 9th-16th. We stayed in room 1421; it was nice and quiet and had a view of the ocean across the street. Our reservation was for a king bed but we got two beds. The hotel is in need of an upgrade. The air conditioning didn't work, there was no toilet paper holder and the toilet leaked from the handle when flushed. The hallway lights didn't work/were missing bulbs so it was pitch dark at night. The main floor and 4th floor buttons on the elevator were always lit up and when the doors close on you it is hard to get them to open again! The water was cut off a couple of times during the day and the electricity went off once. When our room was cleaned the toilet paper wasn't replenished. When we asked for an extra bottle of water for our room the lady at the main reception said she'd send somebody up; after waiting half an hour we went back down again and she just handed us a bottle from the storage room. I didn't see anybody doing any maintenance on the property until an official looking sort of man came on our second last day; then the hallway lights were fixed and I saw some people trimming the trees. The 2 tennis courts were in great shape but the resort only had 3 sad tennis balls, one of which was broken. You won't find tennis balls for sale in Varadero. Our room had a lovely breeze all day and night that kept the mosquitoes at bay. The ocean was way too wavy for me (undertow) but that could have been due to the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy. Did the bored-looking guy manning the beach grill use the same tongs on the raw chicken, beef, pork and fish that he used on the cooked food? Yep. Were there tiny birds flying around the buffet (indoors) and eating off the counter, tables and floors then pooping on the backs of the chairs when they stopped for a break? Mmm hmmm. But the food was quite tasty considering that everyone's main complaint about Cuban hotels is the food. There was an okra dish one day that reminded me of mom's home cookin' and the rice was made with butter. There was a pretty good variety every day so other than the snack-bar running out of hot dogs & hamburgers one day we had no complaints about the food. When I suggested to the cheery lady who makes freshly blended juice in the mornings that she use fresh milk instead of powered she happily obliged. That is probably my one complaint; the lemonade was clearly made from powder and the bar choices were somewhat limited. The evening shows were pretty good and there was almost always somebody playing live music at the restaurants or lobby bar. One of our friends had been to the resort before so we got to know many of the staff quickly and enjoyed practicing our Spanish with them; they did their best to make our stay a good one. Not sure I'd recommend this resort but if we get another good deal like we did this time ($1060 CAD for two people, 7 days) we may consider going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All Inclusive Four Star resort with 651 rooms. Located alongside the beach in Varadero. Hotel complex surrounded by tropical gardens which convey an informal atmosphere. The property excels for its superb entertainment program. Recommended for families traveling with children.Guest Rooms651 rooms: 505 Standard, 63 Standard Ocean View, 10 Standard Superior, 55 Junior Suite, 6 Suite, 12 Family SuiteDining7 Restaurants (A la Carta, Buffet), 1 Cafeterias, 8 Bars ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Sirenas Coral Hotel Varadero
- Sol Sirenas Coral Resort Varadero
- Sol Sirenas Coral Varadero